Ichthyofauna of Wainganga River in relation to Water Quality Assessment in and around Area of Gadchiroli, Maharashtra

IJEP 42(8): 1019-1024 : Vol. 42 Issue. 8 (August 2022)

Rani P. Akkewar1, Rajesh B. Desai2, Sonali B. Yannawar3 and Vyankatesh B. Yannawar3*

1. Government Science College, Department of Zoology, Gadchiroli – 431 606, Maharashtra India
2. Mahatma Gandhi Mahavidhayala, Department of Zoology, Ahmedpur, Latur – 413515, Maharashtra, India
3. Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, School of Earth Sciences, Nanded – 431 606, Maharashtra, India


The aim of present investigation was to study the fish diversity of zooplankton with respect to some physical, chemical, ionic and biological studies conducted at Wainganga river. During the present study the water and fish samples were collected from five different sampling sites. This paper investigated the water quality and fish diversity cum distribution in Chamorshi tehsil of Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. The fish samples were qualitatively and quantitatively estimated and water samples were analyzed with various physical, chemical, ionic and biological studies following APHA. During the present investigation 21 fish species were found in the Wainganga river belonging to 6 orders, 10 families and 15 genera. The classifications and systematic position of fish fauna are explained with respect to physico-chemical and ionic parameters that were found below the permissible Iimits of the standards. Basically, the entire premise of the study area is in the remote and tribal natural area; hence, the contamination load is least.


Fish Diversity, Drinking water, Chamorshi, Gadchiroli, Physical, Chemical, Ionic parameters


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